Hope 2012 has been treating you well. I can’t believe I haven’t posted for two months! I hope ya’ll didn’t think I dropped off the face of the earth. I didn’t intend to take such a long break, but a few things happened that made me a little bummed out. I just needed some time to get my mojo back.
First, DS#1 told us he was not coming back when he graduates in May as he’s decided to continue living in the San Francisco-Berkeley area. He came home for the holidays; but when he left, he took all his “stuff”. This was not unexpected, but it still made me a little sad. Anyway, his old bedroom is now my new eBay room!
Then, just before the end of 2011, I was diagnosed with diabetes. Major bummer and not a good way to start the new year. Luckily, I don’t need to take any medication for now and am trying to control my sugar with diet and exercise.
A few weeks ago I bought a new computer and had to transfer my files and data from the old one. I used an external hard drive to do this. Unfortunately, I decided to REMOVE everything from the old computer BEFORE I’d transferred it to the new computer. Can you guess what happened? The external drive CRASHED before I could do anything. All my files, pictures, documents, data was gone forever! I did take it to a computer geek but it would have cost too much to recover the data.
I lost all my eBay data. Hours and hours of work gone! All my historical data since 1998 gone. Anyway, no point in crying over spilled milk. When I think of everything the folks in Japan and New Orleans lost, I realize I am blessed. So it’s time to get back on track.
Hope your sales have been jumping! I thought January would be a slow month, but I was happy to see that sales have been strong. I took advantage of eBay’s recent promotion of free auction-style listings, and have been busy listing, listing, listing.
I had bags and bags of items to list so I hadn’t gone shopping since December. A couple weeks ago, I finally made it back to my SA store and was not happy to see that they raised their prices for Rag Day. Clothes are now $3 (instead of $2) and pants are now $2 (instead of $1). A year ago, pants were 2 for $1; and I was able to buy 40 pairs of pants for $20. Now, for those same $20, I get 10 pairs – bah humbug!
Anyway, I did find this awesome Tommy Bahama suede leather coat. It was not on sale so I paid the full price of $9.50. I found a similar one listed on eBay for $425 so I listed this one for $299. I may be high so I may lower the price after 30 days.
I’ll be back next week with highlights of my recent sales. Wishing you all a great weekend filled with wonderful thrifty finds!